PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Tobacco use regulations.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28B.10.528 and 28B.35.120(12).
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Clarify existing rules and comply with new state regulation.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Consistent with governor's Executive Order 88-06 setting policy on smoking in state facilities.
Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Judy B. Miller, President's Office, 400 East University Way, Ellensburg, WA 98926-7501, (509) 963-2156, fax (509) 963-3206.
March 29, 2006
Jerilyn S. McIntyre